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Fast Forward grants announced for Wisconsin's technical colleges

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges will get $28 million in state tax dollars to train about 4,900 people for jobs in fields with high demand.

Governor Scott Walker announced the allocation of the Fast Forward grants Thursday.

The funding will increase capacities for about 100 technical college programs throughout the state -- thus accommodating more students for training in fields like health care, transportation, manufacturing, and more.

Each technical college will find out how much it will get within the next couple of weeks.

The funding was approved by the state Legislature in March, when $35 million were approved for the Fast Forward training program.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)